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NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:28

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:11

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

US Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA surveillance case

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 12:53

The court declined to hear the NSA surveillance case despite a lower court's ruling that the program may be illegal.

Germany, France working together to drive Internet traffic away from US

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:15

Germany and France are reportedly trying to keep the Internet traffic away from the US following the mega revelations about the alleged mass surveillance programme of the NSA.

US Senator Rand Paul sues President Barack Obama over NSA surveillance

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 06:03

Republican Sen. Rand Paul and a tea-party backed group are suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency`s phone record collection policies.

Jairam Ramesh among leaders angered by NSA surveillance

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 21:21

Leaders from several countries, including Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, have reacted angrily to revelations that the US spied on their governments at the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, according to a media report.

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:47

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency`s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

Barack Obama offers changes to NSA`s domestic phone surveillance

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:28

US President Barack Obama Friday called for changes to the National Security Agency (NSA)`s controversial surveillance practices, including the bulk collection of US citizens` phone records.

WFP says yet to reach 600,000 typhoon survivors

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 15:02

Some 600,000 survivors of a deadly typhoon that tore through the Philippines are yet to receive World Food Programme assistance, the body said on Tuesday, 11 days after the disaster struck.

US meeting on NSA surveillance `constructive,` says EU

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:38

The European Commission welcomed a "positive and constructive" meeting with the US attorney general, urging action to curb distrust after revelations about US interception of European communications.

US top court refuses to take on NSA surveillance

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 01:09

The US Supreme Court on Monday blocked a challenge to the National Security Agency`s vast email and telephone surveillance programme.

US NSA hacked millions of emails from Google, Yahoo servers: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 09:34

In the latest revelations to further hit the US, a report has emerged saying that the National Security Agency tapped into and lifted data from the communication links connecting Google and Yahoo servers across the world.